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  • Country / Region profile of: Eastern Africa

    Within this region, PeaceWomen is currently monitoring 17 countries: Burundi, Comoros Djibouti, Eritrea Ethiopia Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles,Somalia,Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We put a spotlight on key conflict countries as part of our broader work on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. For more comprehensive information check out our country pages.

  • Country / Region profile of: Africa

    Within this region, PeaceWomen is currently monitoring 54 countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahirya, Morocco, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia,Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe. We put a spotlight on key conflict countries as part of our broader work on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. For more comprehensive information check out our country pages.

  • Country / Region profile of: Uganda

    Although the Constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender and acknowledges the equal rights of women, gender discrimination remains pronounced, particularly in rural areas. Uganda is ranked 46 out of 136 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2013. Uganda has neither signed, acceded to, or ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Women hold nearly 35 percent of the National Assembly seats and one-third of local council seats are reserved for women. The law gives women the right to inherit land, but discriminatory customs often trump legal provisions in practice. Violence against women also remains widespread. Many customary laws discriminate against women in adoption, marriage, divorce and inheritance. Under local customary law in many areas, women cannot own or inherit property or retain custody of their children. Several women activists in Uganda continue to work towards highlighting and addressing issues of sexual and gender-based violence, engendering policies, laws and practices that promote gender equality, women's human rights and peacebuilding and conflict prevention in the region.

    “The greatest challenge is that culturally women have never owned land. Now we have to make them understand [through gender training] that it is okay for women to own their own land. Getting men to understand is also a challenge.” - Helen Kongi
  • Country / Region profile of: South Africa

    Within this region, PeaceWomen is currently monitoring 5 countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland. We put a spotlight on key conflict countries as part of our broader work on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. For more comprehensive information check out our country pages.

  • Country / Region profile of: South Africa

    Within this region, PeaceWomen is currently monitoring 5 countries:Botswana
    Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland. We put a spotlight on key conflict countries as part of our broader work on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. For more comprehensive information check out our country pages.

  • Country / Region profile of: South Africa

    Until 1994, South Africa was ruled by a white minority government and an apartheid regime. Reform in 1994 marked a change in governance for the nation. The Constitution protects women’s right to equality and prohibits discrimination. On paper, South Africa has one of the world's most impressive legal arsenals for protecting women's rights. However, the gap between principle and practice is often wide. In some areas, particularly in politics, it does well. Women played a big part in the liberation struggle and the African National Congress (ANC) has promoted their cause. However, discriminatory practices, social norms and persistent gender stereotypes continue to determine women and men’s opportunities and interactions. South Africa is ranked 17 of 136 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2013 and ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1995. Civil society and female activists in South Africa are extremely active in working for peacebuilding and reconcilliation throughout Africa. In addition, they raise awareness regarding violence against women and work tirelessly for social change in their own country.

    "I have a fair amount of faith that women won't sit back and allow South Africa to become a totally male-dominated new society. The women in South Africa have shown that they are strong, and I think they will make their voices heard." - Paula Hathorn
  • Country / Region profile of: Northern Africa

    Within this region, PeaceWomen is currently monitoring 7 countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, South Sudan, Sudan and Tunisia. We put a spotlight on key conflict countries as part of our broader work on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. For more comprehensive information check out our country pages.

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